Shirley Anne (Doane) Faverty, 83, of Williston, gracefully transitioned from this world Friday the 13th of April 2018. Shirley was born on February 1st, 1935 in Albany, NY. She was the eldest daughter of Bertrand Spink and Bernadette Grace (Briere) Doane.
Shirley is survived by three daughters, Linda and family, Roxanne and husband Jeffrey Gentes, Dawn and husband Mike Lancaster, granddaughter and best friend, Sarah Lancaster. She is also survived by four beloved Doane sisters Flora Jane Towle, Joanne “Joby” Mallory (husband David), Phyllis Komlos and Judith “Judy” Doane (husband Bill Cutler), several nieces, nephews, adopted sister Mary Brown and “like a daughter” Donna Lancaster Burnham. Shirley was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 43 years, Charles R. Faverty and dear brother-in-law, Joseph Komlos.
Shirley grew up on a dairy farm in Orwell, Vermont and graduated from Fair Haven High School. To escape farm life Shirley joined the Marines during the Korean War. She was stationed at Parris Island and met the love of her life and father of her children — personnel man seaman (USN) Charles R. Faverty. The couple settled in Crown Point, Indiana post their service years, started a family and a life together.
With family of utmost importance Shirley and her family eventually returned to Vermont in 1975. Holidays, most importantly Thanksgiving, was often the unofficial family reunion at the Faverty home in Burlington. A child of the depression, Shirley always made sure there was plenty for all and was truly the hostess with the mostess. She was happiest with her children and grandchildren surrounding her and her sisters by her side.
Shirley was the epitome of the domestic goddess, always working to serve her family. From every meal made from scratch, to handcrafting clothes as a fine seamstress (including wedding gowns) to her memorable quilts so many are blessed to have in their homes still today.
Shirley treasured her friendships. Her family holds great appreciation, gratitude and love for her PCAs, LNAs, and RNs who shared great love and care for her.
Please think of her when you see a fluttering butterfly, when you are drawn to the beauty of clouds, when you are overwhelmed by the love of family.
“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, As long as I’m living my Mommy you’ll be.”
Services will be private.
Donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to the S. D. Ireland Cancer Research Foundation http://sdicancerresearch.org.